GlassWire Alternatives

    GlassWire is described as 'Visualize network activity in detail, get notified when new apps access the network, look out for malware, and block badly behaving apps' and is a well-known app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to GlassWire for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is simplewall, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GlassWire are Little Snitch (Paid), BiniSoft Windows Firewall Control (Free), Netdata (Free, Open Source) and TrafficMonitor (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 5, 2021

    • Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer. View 19 alternatives to simplewall
      Most users think simplewall is a great alternative to GlassWire.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      simplewall vs GlassWire
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Shayan12500 It's Free and simple to work with.
      Top positive comment  3 months ago

      Deivedux I may not be exactly, or as good as GlassWire, but as a lightweight, free and open-source alternative it definitely provides a very decent and totally unbiased firewall, giving maximum protection to the end-user over which apps and services have access to the open internet.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      Does not provide network data.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

      It is simple and efficient
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      It's free, doesn't nag you, and gives you a similar level of control.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    • Little Snitch is a firewall application that monitors and controls outbound internet traffic. View 28 alternatives to Little Snitch
      Most users think Little Snitch is a great alternative to GlassWire.
      • Mac
      Little Snitch vs GlassWire
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Little Snitch doesn't provide detailed statistics on a longer time base but is more intended for real time. It is however a great application and I would call it a "reverse firewall".
      Negative comment about 1 year ago



    • A powerful tool which extends the functionality of Windows Firewall and provides new extra features which makes Windows Firewall better. View 18 alternatives to BiniSoft Windows Firewall Control
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • Infrastructure-wide health monitoring & performance troubleshooting in one place. Collaborate in the same place as relevant data from your systems and applications, reducing mean time to acknowledge (MTTA), & mean time to resolution. (MTTR). View 28 alternatives to Netdata
    • TrafficMonitor is a network monitoring suspension window software in Windows. It can display the current network speed, CPU and memory usage. It also support the functions of display in the taskbar, change skin and historical traffic statistics. View 42 alternatives to TrafficMonitor


    • BitMeter OS keeps track of how much you use your internet/network connection, and allows you to view this information in a variety of ways. View 31 alternatives to BitMeter OS
      Almost everyone thinks BitMeter OS is a great alternative to GlassWire.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      BitMeter OS vs GlassWire
      pros, cons and recent comments
      This program just monitors my computers network usage. It was perfect for me since I don't need all the features in Glasswire
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      M_O_Z_G BitMeter OS is just a logger.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • TinyWall is a free software to harden and control the advanced firewall built into Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. View 27 alternatives to TinyWall
      Most users think TinyWall is a great alternative to GlassWire.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      TinyWall vs GlassWire
      pros, cons and recent comments
      edwinyzh - doesn't slow down my pc, and does what it's supposed to do, not more, not less. - allow me to block all programs and then whitelist by picking a window and a .exe file. - I want want it to have the ability to prompt me for the first time a program is connecting to the Internet, so that I don't have to whilelist manually. - And it's free! (actually I'm willing to pay if it's not).
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      It's simply not a user friendly alternative to Glasswire. It might technically have some of the same features but it's a different kind of user experience altogether
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    • OpenSnitch is a GNU/Linux port of the Little Snitch application firewall. View 19 alternatives to OpenSnitch
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      OpenSnitch vs GlassWire
      pros, cons and recent comments
      application control for linux that's not iptables. perfect.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

    • NetSpeedMonitor is a lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar. View 35 alternatives to NetSpeedMonitor
      Most users think NetSpeedMonitor is a great alternative to GlassWire.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer available on the official website. Last version, 2.5.4.0, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      NetSpeedMonitor vs GlassWire
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Glasswire is a firewall and logging tool, Netspeedmonitor only monitors current connection speed
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    • Is a Modular Privacy App which includes a "DNS over TLS" feature as well as an "Application Firewall". View 6 alternatives to Portmaster
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Portmaster vs GlassWire
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's just like glasswire except for the fact that portmaster has more features than glasswire, and it is also for more advanced users.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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